It will soon be colorful and glittering again … Carnival is just around the corner. One of the greatest party and handicraft times of the year after Easter and Christmas! At Mardi Gras you can enjoy the amusing handicrafts with children again and create a lot of magical things together. Funny masks, glittering garlands, confetti cannons and much more is super easy to make with just a few materials. Check out these simple ideas below and get inspired by them!
Handicrafts with children for carnival
Make simple carnival masks with children
DIY masks made from paper plates are super original. These can only be tinkered with the help of scissors and a pencil as well as some paint and straws. Animals and monsters are created in no time and children have a lot of fun tinkering and carrying. You can help the little ones by downloading ready-made templates from the Internet and then printing them out.
You can of course also paint these yourself if you dare to. The children can then stick additional stickers or colorful scattered decorations on it as well.
Make simple masks with children for the carnival
Colorful carnival mask design with paper feathers
A popular craft idea for masks is to use hand prints or templates as a basis. These are then cut out of cardboard or glitter paper and provided with openings for the eyes. Colorful feathers on it round off the whole thing and a straw or strap makes it easier to carry or sit on.
You can make such masks together with your children for the carnival party
Even if they are simply painted, they look super original
And when you no longer need old sunglasses, now is the time to give them a second chance. Turn it into an original carnival mask. Decorate the sunglasses with colorful feathers and sequins using an all-purpose adhesive. Let your child help with the arrangement of the feathers and the design in general. This supports the imagination and promotes fine motor skills.
Older children in particular appreciate these handicraft ideas
Original craft ideas with toilet rolls for the carnival
Doing handicrafts with children is always an incredibly great thing. Toilet paper rolls are perfect for this and are not only a super sustainable craft material, but also a very versatile one. A number of small figures or party decorations can be made from this. How about these funny toilet roll dragons downstairs, for example? All you need are empty toilet paper rolls, pom-poms, some paint, googly eyes and colored tissue paper, cut into strips. Then just glue everything on, as you can see in the picture and the fun can begin. When you blow from the side of your eyes, the tissue paper strips flutter nicely in the air, creating a dragon fire effect. Really cool!
Make kites out of toilet paper rolls with children for Carnival
Unicorns are also a big topic at carnival
Small, beautifully decorated crowns can also be created very quickly from toilet rolls
Lots of small figures like pirates and parrots are perfect for handicrafts with children
Little monsters full of candy too
Make confetti cannons and party decorations with children
There are still a lot of original party decoration ideas to implement for carnival handicrafts, such as DIY confetti cannons. A great variant of this are those made from toilet rolls and balloons. The necessary materials for this ingenious idea are: empty toilet paper rolls, scissors, tape, balloons and lots of colorful confetti from the party shop. After that, everything goes super fast. Balloons are knotted and slightly cut. The cut page is then spun onto the opening of each toilet roll and the roll is filled with confetti. When the long-awaited moment arrives, the child pulls the balloon knot and the festive confetti will fly into the air. Splendid!
Little effort, big effect …
Every child is just happy about it … I promise!
With a few creative ideas and a little imagination, doing handicrafts with children at Mardi Gras will be a great experience for you and your little ones. Draw even more inspiration from our handicraft gallery below and spend a lot of fun handicraft hours together!
Crafting with pasta isn’t a bad idea either
Paper plates have enormous craft potential …
This is how you create a funny clown
Or colorful maracas full of pasta or rice
Paper plate masks are very popular with children
A nice handicraft idea for very young music makers
and very fast production
Egg cartons are ideal as DIY masks
And with a few plastic spoons and a surprise egg, children can make atmospheric rattles
Just let your children’s imagination run wild and join in the handicrafts!